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Aloha! JETAA Hawaii is headquartered in Honolulu, HI on the island of Oahu. Also included under JETAA Hawaii are: Maui County (Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe), Hawaii County (Island of Hawaii), and Kauai County (Islands of Kauai and Niihau). We are currently exploring the option of including sub-chapters on the neighboring islands. If you are interested in heading up a sub-chapter on one of the neighbor islands, please contact us at:

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Because of our strategic location to Japan there are many opportunities for our more than 500 members to get involved with the local Japanese community. Whether it’s through volunteering at a booth at the Okinawan Festival, going on hikes with Japanese exchange students, or networking within the Japanese business community, there’s surely something for everyone.

For more information on how to become a JETAA Hawaii member, please contact us at: We look forward to hearing from you!

JETAA Hawaii Regular Events

Happy HoursThis event gives JET alum an opportunity to unwind after a long day…Japanese style! Catch up with old friends and make new ones with a 生ビール (or beverage of your choice) in hand.MonthlyVarious locations
Community Service ProjectsGet involved with the local community by volunteering with JETAA Hawaii at: Lokahi Giving Tree, Beach Clean Ups, Okinawan Festival, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s Children’s Day Festival, Japan-America Society of Hawaii’s Japan Wizards Tournament, and more!QuarterlyVarious locations
Hiking Let’s get active! Join various members of the Japanese community (usually exchange students) and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii while on a leisurely weekend hike. Appropriate for all ages! Hikes include Maunawili Falls, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail (Whale-watching season), and Kuliouou Trail.QuarterlyVarious locations

JETAA Hawaii Annual Events

ShinnenkaiStart the New Year off with fellow JETs and friends at one of the most popular and highest attending annual events with Japanese games and activities. Let’s enjoy!January/ FebruaryRestaurant or Lounge
Etiquette DinnerJET alumni host a dinner send-off party for the new JETs and use the time to teach them about various culture and etiquette, specifically nomikai/enkai etiquette through discussions, activities, and games. Dinner will be served in a traditional Japanese manner; followed by different activities that introduce new JETs to handy skills and phrases that may be useful at a Japanese work party.Early JulyNatsunoya Tea House
Welcome Back MixerThe formal “Welcome home” mixer for returning JETsMid OctoberRestaurant or Lounge
JET Program Information SessionJET alumni assist the Honolulu Consulate of Japan with the Information Session for newly-selected JET participants. JET alumni present a number of activities that can be used in the classroom and close with time for Q&A.June/ JulyTokai International College of Hawaii
New JET MixerCasual mixer hosted by JETAA Hawaii to give new JETs the opportunity to ask JET alumni more questions, as well as bond with their fellow participants who they will go up to Tokyo with.JulyBar/ Lounge

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